Monday, April 27, 2009

A talented and determined artist decided to help this convenience market by adding a funky mural of Americana to the entire side wall of the building. Working over and through the chimney and drain spout, the painting is imaginative and well executed. It's just plain fun to look at. A Sunny Florida Dairy truck and its driver are delivering crates of milk (while actual crates stand stacked against the wall at left.) The mural, stretching across roughly 10 x 25 feet of concrete block, has a 1930s, log-cabin and mountains theme, yet graces a hot cement block building. If you're not actively looking, you would never even spot this creation as you speed south on Westshore Boulevard. And, once found, it fights for your attention along with the steaming asphalt parking lot, big, blue dumpster and cars parked up against it. It's fun and worth seeing. If you take a few shots of it, expect strange, quizzical looks from locals and shoppers - "Why would anyone take a photograph of that!?? No matter. It was a terrific find and proves how resilient and upbeat our creative community can be in the face of all sorts of obstacles...including a less than ideal location.The artist showed true skill and inspiration to imagine and paint this fantastic tableau in this particular location. I tip my hat and hope these colorful murals sprout up everywhere.


5 comments:

charlestondailyphoto said...

That is an amazingly detailed mural!

Hilda said...

I agree with you! So much better than bare concrete walls.

nobu said...

Wonderful mural.
It is colorful ,and has fine details.

Krissy said...

I love this mural! I will have to be on the lookout for it when I'm on Westshore next. Great find!

D said...

I LIKE it! Very vintage, just my style.